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Storm rolls in, bringing rain, snow

Posted: 6:54 AM, Dec 28, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-29 03:12:12Z

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SAN DIEGO -- Showers, accompanied with small hail, are expected to blanket portions of San Diego County Monday night.

A fast-moving system is expected to bring up to .25 inches of rain by midnight, with South County expected to see the wettest weather, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Overall precipitation amounts were predicted to be paltry due to the speed of the system, according to the NWS.

Forecasters said the storm could bring through Tuesday morning .28 of an inch of precipitation to San Diego; .26 of an inch in Julian; .22 of an inch to Miramar and Mount Laguna; .16 of an inch in Alpine; .13 of an inch to Palomar Mountain; .11 of an inch in Escondido; one-tenth of an inch in Ramona; .09 of an inch in Oceanside; and .02 of an inch to Borrego Springs.

No measurable rain is expected in the deserts.

Light snow showers were also expected to blanket local mountains above 4,000 feet, with 2 inches of snow possible along Sunrise Highway and areas near Mount Laguna.

Low temperatures were forecast to dip into the 30s and 40s overnight near the coast and in the valleys, prompting local homeless shelters to make extra room to get folks off the street.

Father Joe's Villages threw open its doors to additional homeless people this afternoon ahead of the storm. Those admitted to stay at St. Vincent de Paul Village received a meal and a mat to sleep on.

The weather is expected to gradually warm over the course of the week, with fair conditions predicted for the holiday weekend.